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Vin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club by Jessica Morrison
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A solid female-finding-herself read, light but not without some respectable reflection. I enjoyed the setting and the descriptions of culture. There were entertaining antics and the tangles of various romances, all offering a fitting vehicle for the...more
Vin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
by Cassandra Clare (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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This book became more of a romance than anything else. I was disappointed that this seemed to sidetrack full development of the story's main conflict.
Vin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros
read in September, 2014
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So many facets of life and emotion catch the light in this short series of vignettes. Each touched an encompassing feeling beyond the precision of the chosen moments.
Vin added a status update: Maybe the best line I have heard about a friend's vacation: "I can't spend my entire trip to New York with my husband's friends; I mean I just want to go to the library, and they just want to go to bars..."
Vin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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This book left me with a warm feeling about the connection between the past and future. A modern geek adventure story that connects with an old soul. I enjoyed the love of literature and the enthusiasm for finding what is to come.
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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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Vin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Out of the Easy
by Ruta Sepetys (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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I really loved the setting of this book; the language brought me right into the scene. An engaging read about a girl who hadn't been given many breaks. I enjoyed the ride through the story, however I would have liked to see a little more character gr...more
Vin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp
read in July, 2014
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Interesting. I thought the voice was unique, and the author very much owned his style. The main character's contributions to the bigger pictures of the lives of the people around him while not quite knowing how to do the same for himself was an inter...more
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The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
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The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik
The Trouble with Flirting
by Claire LaZebnik (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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A simple story that was like a fun revisit of my own high school camp experience. Love and a little learning make this a quick read, with all the enjoyment that the microcosm of a few short weeks smashed together with new friends offers.
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